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What to see in St Maarten And St Martin

St Maarten And St Martin Attractions


A popular port of call and travel destination in the Caribbean, there are many attractions in St Maarten and St Martin that visitors can enjoy.

The beaches of St Maarten are undoubtedly its main attraction, and there are plenty to choose from. The sandy southwest coast stretches all the way from Philipsburg to Simpson Bay, and includes popular beaches like Cay Bay, Mullet Bay, the nudist beach at Cupecoy, and the beach resorts at Maho Bay. There are also some good beaches around Marigot, including Orient Beach, Prune Beach, and Rouge Beach. Each beach on St Maarten has its own distinctive characteristics, and caters to different activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and other watersports.

The towns of St Maarten offer their own attractions: Marigot is the shopping heart of the island, while many of the most interesting historical attractions are found in Philipsburg. Grand Case is the culinary capital of the island, and has some of the best restaurants in St Maarten.

Those looking for active pursuits will enjoy numerous hiking trails and scenic vistas, including the stunning Paradise Peak, which offers views all the way to Anguilla.

There are plenty of attractions for children in St Maarten as well. Kids will love visiting the exotic animals at the St Maarten Zoo, and playing on the pirate ship-themed playground there. Loterie Farm offers exciting zipline canopy tours, with several gentle routes designed especially for children. And even the youngest child will love interacting with thousands of brightly-coloured butterflies at the Butterfly Farm.

There are undoubtedly things to see and do in St Maarten for children of all ages, and a holiday there is sure to delight just about anyone.


The Butterfly Farm

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